After downloading the package:

1. Open the console/terminal.
2. Navigate to the folder where the download is. Give your system permissions to execute the file: chmod 777 PhET-Installer_linux.bin
3. Run the installer: ./PhET-Installer_linux.bin

If you still do not have permissions use: sudo ./PhET-Installer_linux.bin

If you get the error of a "segmentation fault": ./PhET-Installer_linux.bin --mode text
You will need to navigate the installer UI within terminal, pressing ""enter"" and ""y"" when prompted for a default install.

Users running 64-bit distributions of Linux have used the following commands to install:

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses6
  • ./PhET-Installer_linux.bin --mode text